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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American folk and country music singer, songwriter and musician. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter's first album… more »

Last night I dreamed of icy cliffs  Standing on the precipice 
I leaned to see just where the edge would take me
The wind came up, I closed my eyes
I heard a shout and to my surprise 
A hand reached out and pulled me back to safety 

What's a hand, what's a dream 
Who can say what it means 
When everything that you know
Can disappear 
Don't look back, the spirits cry
Just be glad to be alive  Everything that you love is right here
 Everything that you love:

Life feels smaller than this stone 
Worn smooth inside my palm
I keep it like a charm inside my pocket 
I keep thinking I'll flame out
 Leave no one with a doubt 
That I was meant to fire like a rocket 

What's a stone, what's a flame 
There's always someone else to blame 
When everything that you know disappears 
Don't look back the spirits cry
Just be glad to be alive  Everything that you need is right here
 Everything that you need:.

When I'm left here on the shore 
The ancient basalt moor
Will beckon me to sleep among its heather 
Who's not tempted to fold in
So that sleep may come again  Where the fire and the ice hide their treasure

 Everything that you love
 Everything that you need



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